Hi everybody it’s Professor T these are
questions from the IELTS Speaking test that had been asked in 2017. A very
important question that gets asked is about tourism and visiting a certain
place and what are the benefits or disadvantages for using public
transportation and then what are the benefits or disadvantages to the local
people who live in the tourist area. I’m going to give you an example of an
answer that covers all of this this would be for Parts 2 & 3 on the IELTS
Speaking Test. So you asked about visiting a tourist area. For me I like to
go to the seaside because I love to go swimming. I like to go fishing. I love to
eat seafood and it’s very relaxing to be by the seashore with my friends and
family. When I go to a tourist area like that I do use a public transportation I
know how much I’m going to pay and I know when the bus or the metro or other
transportation is going to leave and I know I’ll get to the place at a certain
time it helps me organize my day so it’s a most efficient and I don’t have to
worry about driving. The benefits for people going to a tourist area is more
employment for the people who rent out the hotel rooms or houses that people
make and serve the food the people who help with tours. For every tourist place
during the busiest seasons you can have more pollution from visitors. You can
have more traffic and also a lot more noise in that location but there are
benefits and disadvantages for going to all these places but we love doing it
because we do get some relaxation or we learn something from the place that we
go so overall I think it’s a good thing to do as long as you can do it in a way
that’s environmentally conscious. So in that answer I used benefits and
disadvantages and addressing them you can do this for many types of questions
in the IELTS Speaking Test Parts 2 and 3 where on the one hand and there
are advantages and on the other hand there are disadvantages. That shows you
can weigh or think of an argument in your head or think of the reason and how
to analyze something and that will give you a higher score on the IELTS Remember
that many people who go into the IELTS are very nervous- they are sweating – it’s
hot and it’s very unnatural to sit in front of a stranger and be asked a lot
of very technical questions under a severe time limit so if you can prepare
for the IELTS Speaking Test Parts 2 & 3 especially by thinking on the one hand
or on the other in my opinion I understand that I have heard in my
experience you can have all these phrases and ways of answering the
question you’ll get a better score it will sound more fluent and sound more
mature and sound more organized and also it will be more interesting for the
IELTS examiner because he or she has to sit there all day and hear superstars in
English and then people who don’t know as much give answers. If you go in and
give a great answer like that that’s organized you’ll make that person so
happy they’ll have to give you a higher band score and then you can go and be
successful at school or at work or living outside of your home country so
good luck and study hard and remember always tell a great story


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